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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 2, 2007 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that got better later on

Sadly, Cliff has had the misfortune of wasting a great deal of time and money, attending 80+ shows between 1/8/79 and 3/29/90. Cliff has probably attended a number of shows that you all have, and perhaps a few that you wish you had.

Cliff can safely say that the very best show that he has attended, is not even in the same league with an average show from say 1969, 1974 or 1977. In fact Cliff would rather endure a painful root-canal, than have to sit through a low-energy show from the 1980's again.

But you don't have to takes Cliffs word, the steady decline of the Grateful Dead's music, the by-product of Jer's heroin use, is well chronicled by Dennis McNally, Rock Scully, Steve Parish, and even Phil Lesh!

Cliff is sorry that you all cant realize that your youth would have been better spent applying yourselves to school, or volunteering to help others, instead of spending so much time in the parking lot of the Hampton Coliseum...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-28.sbd.cotsman.8999.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Apr 2, 2007 8:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that got better later on

Cliff doesn't always make sense either. By Cliff's stats, Cliff went to at least eight shows per year during the 80's! Does Cliff know why he kept going to see a band that was so awful and only a shell of itself? Maybe Cliff wishes he didn't take such good care of his teeth so he could have been getting root canals instead of taking in eight shows per year.

This post was modified by The Bopper on 2007-04-03 03:45:27

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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 2, 2007 5:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that got better later on

Well, that is sad.

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

Benjamin Franklin

Phil, McNally, and Parish notwithstanding (Scully's book was littered so much with how deranged HE was that I'm not prepared to consider it), and whether you liked it or not, there are many, many audience members who experienced something at Grateful Dead concerts well through the '80's and into the '90's that was deeply affecting psychologically and sociologically, and that provided a joy that we cherish. I, for one, take exception to your constant derisive categorization of what took place after the point when you decided it has no significant value. It doesn't to you, but it does to so many others. You do not like post '77 Dead. We are clear about it. Your point has been made without any confusion whatsoever. But again, I, for one would appreciate your recommendations of shows without the disdain for anything that does not fall into your design as to what should and should not provide enjoyment. So many Dead Heads went to many shows they felt were wonderful, amazing, incredible, myself included, and they actually took place after 1977. So, please, quit pissing in our Cheerios and inferring that our emotional investment and love of the Dead, post-'77/pre-'77/when-the-hell-ever has no value, because it does.





This post was modified by BryanE on 2007-04-03 00:33:50

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